Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Victory In Jesus


For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith. [1 John 5:4]

In this world today Christians are persecuted and put down by the political correctness that is going around as being right. We are called, by some, every name in the book. It is easy for a Christian to become crippled in his walk with the Lord because of all the political correctness that is going around if they listen to all the negative talk that goes around from the enemy. As I thought about this I was reminded about the story in the Bible about Mephibosheth.

In the second book of Samuel Chapter 9 there is a interesting story of David and Mephibosheth. Mephibosheth was the son of Jonathan and the grandson of the very first king of Israel, King Saul. After Jonathan's death on the battlefield, David wanted to show compassion and kindness to Saul's household. Mephibosheth was a grandchild and he had been lame since he was five. Mephibosheth lived just about his whole life as a cripple. When David calls him out and told him that he ( Mephibosheth) would eat at his table and be taken care of by him , Mephibosheth asked "What is thy servant, that thou shouldest look upon such a dead dog as I am?" Mephibosheth’s character and his identity was entirely based on his disability,is lameness. But the real facts facts of this story is this, he was the grandson of a king! He was royalty, but he had forgotten his royal lineage and his roots. He was living in his world of self pity and misfortune. But King David looked beyond his disability and seeing who he really was, gave him a place at the King's table.

In today's world I wonder how much time do we, as God’s children spend living in our own self pity, like Mephibosheth, crying about things that we struggle with everyday so much so that it becomes who we are! Satan would love nothing more than to keep us paying attention and focused on our disabilities so that we are preoccupied from the calling of God on our lives. Our Lord does not want us to have a "victim mentality". But instead let's not lose focus of the reality of who we are. In Jesus we are a chosen generation, part of a royal priesthood, and the King has offered us a place at His table! We are heirs of His great throne! He is coming for us and we will feast at His table. In Jesus Christ, we should have a victor’s frame of mind! If you are a child of the king take your rightful seat at the King's Table. What a day that will be when our Jesus we shall see!

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